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IMPORTANT NOTICE

State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams, Oysters and Mussels from the southern part of this beach ( see beach map) are not fit for human consumption at any time.

Harvesters are advised to stay well north of the closed part of this beach. The northern boundary of this beach (see beach map) is about 100 yards south of the Highway 101 bridge over Clark Creek. The distance from the northern boundary to the closed area is about 800 yards.

HEALTH ADVISORIES
Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Mason County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

NORTH HOODSPORT HATCHERY
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams,Oysters and Mussels from the southern part of this beach ( see beach map) are not fit for human consumption at any time.

HARVEST PROFILE

Not much is known about the clam populations on North Hoodsport Hatchery Beach, and most of the beach is rocky, but there are reports of native littleneck clams, Manila clams and butter clams in pockets of sand and gravel substrate.

There are oysters available on this beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of NORTH HOODSPORT HATCHERY harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

From the south (Olympia, Shelton, Portland) travel north on Highway 101 along Hood Canal. Pass through the town of Hoodsport. The harvestable portion of the beach begins about 0.4 miles north of the Hoodsport Hatchery. Parking is very limited. There are two small parking spots on the shoulder of HIghway 101 near the southern end of the beach. Public parking is also available at the Hoodsport Hatchery. Please use extreme caution when crossing and walking along the highway.

From the north (Port Angeles, Kingston) travel south on Highway 101 through the town of Lilliwaup and continue for another three miles. North Hoodsport Hatchery Beach starts about 100 yards after you cross Clark Creek. Parking is very limited. There are two small parking spots on the shoulder of HIghway 101 near the southern end of the beach. Public parking is also available at the Hoodsport Hatchery. Please use extreme caution when crossing and walking along the highway.

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FACILITIES
There are public restrooms at Hoodsport Hatchery and pit toilets at the Hoodsport public dock. Hoodsport has stores and restaurants.

Beach information last updated: April 02, 2010 @ 9:52am

South Hood Canal

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

South Hood Canal Beacon Point Eagle Creek Lilliwaup State Park South Lilliwaup DNR-48 DNR-47 West Dewatto (DNR-44A) North Hoodsport Hatchery Hoodsport Hatchery Potlatch Beaches Rendsland Creek Twanoh State Park Belfair SP

Yellow map areas (links) identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries.
Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property.

This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.